Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC
Dentists located in Newburgh, NY
Maintaining the strength and health of your teeth is important in order to keep them functioning properly throughout your lifetime. Dental crowns and fillings play an important role in this process. The team at Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC, in Newburgh, New York, are proud to offer their patients their expertise in porcelain crowns and fillings. Call today to schedule your first appointment.
Porcelain Crowns and Fillings Q & A
What are porcelain crowns and fillings?
Many things can cause a tooth to become damaged or worn down, limiting their ability to function and altering their appearance. Fortunately, solutions are available. A dental crown is a durable cap that is placed over the full area of the damaged tooth, restoring its integrity and appearance.
A dental filling is similar in function to a crown; however, it does not cover the entire tooth. A filling serves to fill in only the damaged or diseased portion of the tooth.
When would a crown or filling be used?
Crowns or fillings are used to restore the strength or integrity of a tooth. Many things can compromise a tooth’s structure. Fillings are most often used for cavities, filling in the decayed portion of the tooth that was removed.
In addition, they can be helpful when restoring teeth that have been damaged, whether from improper use or from impact injury.
Crowns also have a variety of applications, some of them similar. These include:
- Decayed tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Covering a large filling
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Improving the appearance of the tooth
While they play a similar role, crowns and fillings do serve slightly different purposes. Speak with the team at Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC, to learn which may be right for you.
What are crowns and fillings made out of?
Dental crowns and fillings can be made out of many different kinds of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and several different metals. All-ceramic crowns have the advantage of appearing just like your original tooth, and also are great for those with metal allergies.
Zirconia crowns are another great option. Zirconia is incredibly strong and can be color-matched to your other teeth. In addition, it is 100% bioidentical, with no reported allergies.
To learn more about porcelain crowns and fillings, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC, in Newburgh, New York.
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